R 142
2023 -- H 6038
Enacted 03/02/2023

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Donovan, Tanzi, Spears, Speakman, Fenton-Fung, Kazarian, Roberts, Cotter, Shekarchi, and Blazejewski

Date Introduced: March 02, 2023

     WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic
contributions to the growth and strength of our State and Nation in countless recorded and
unrecorded ways; and
     WHEREAS, Women have played and continue to play critical economic, cultural, and
social roles in every sphere of life in Rhode Island by constituting a significant portion of the
labor force working inside and outside of the home; and
     WHEREAS, Women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable,
philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our State; and
     WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders
in the forefront of every major social change movement and have served our country
courageously in all branches of the military and public safety; and
     WHEREAS, Women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage
and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the
industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and especially the peace movement, which
creates a fairer and just society for all; and
     WHEREAS, Despite these contributions, the role of women has been consistently
overlooked and undervalued, in the literature, culture, and the study of American history; now,
therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island hereby
proclaims March of 2023, to be "Women's History Month" in recognition of the myriad
contributions of women throughout our history; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That this House, in keeping with the National Women's History Month
focus, has also adopted the theme "Embrace Equity." "In this context, Equity recognizes that each
person lives in different circumstances and may need opportunities in the allocation of resources
to reach an equal outcome. Embrace is defined as a willingness to enthusiastically accept."